This Is What New Movies “Harry Potter” Actors Are Starring In
Based on the novels of the same name by British author J. K. Rowling, the ‘Harry Potter’ movie franchise is one of the most well-known and well-respected movie franchises out there. Since its release in 2001, it stole the hearts of loyal fans and gained new ones from the general public.
The movies brought the books to life with incredible details and visual effects. Another big reason for the movie’s success was the cast of actors to play the characters. These were mostly child actors and we saw them grow up in the movies as well as in real life. Now that it has been 8 years since the last movie, what new projects have the actors been in?
One of the first characters we get to see in the first ‘Harry Potter’ movie is that of ‘Professor McGonagall’ played by Maggie Smith. She was last seen in the last ‘Harry Potter’ movie and since then played the role of ‘Violet Crawley’ on ‘Downton Abbey’. Her performance on the show was praised by critics and fans alike.
Actor Kenneth Branagh played the arrogant ‘Professor Gilderoy Lockhart’. He is a celebrity and teaches Defence Against the Dark Arts during the events of ‘Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets’. His most recent role was that of Agatha Christie’s popular Belgian investigator ‘Hercule Poirot’ in 2017’s ‘Murder on the Orient Express’.
One of the most hated characters in the ‘Harry Potter’ universe is ‘Draco Malfoy’s’ father, ‘Lucius Malfoy’. Ever since we meet the character we are meant to hate him and hate is what the fans and audience have for him. The actor was last seen in 2017’s ‘A Cure for Wellness’. It is a psychological horror directed by Gore Verbinski and stars Dane DeHaan, Jason Isaacs, and Mia Goth. Unfortunately, the movie bombed at the box office.
One of the most incredible transformations from child actor to adult was actor Matthew Lewis. While starring in the ‘Harry Potter’ franchise as ‘Neville Longbottom’, the actor was usually made fun of because of his looks but by the end of the franchise, the actor had grown into a handsome man. The actor’s most recent work was in 2018’s ‘Girlfriends’ TV show for 5 episodes.